Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Waiting for Irene



















Before we settled in to await the arrival of Irene, we visited the Cole Land Transportation Museum. It was developed as a dream of the family which owns a large national trucking company out of Bangor. It was a great display of all types of vehicles used in the area. Most interesting was the snow handling equipment including a snow roller, which I had not heard of before. Clearly, snow is a big deal in this part of Maine. The museum also hosts a number of military displays including the city memorials for past wars and conflicts.

They built a covered bridge on the property where school kids could eat their lunch. Anneke was disappointed that she did not bring one.

Yesterday, we attended the American Folk Festival in downtown Bangor along the waterfront. This was a large event with five stages, lots of vendors and food options. The turnout was very good, perhaps because today is heavy rain and sometime later this evening the arrival of what will be left of Irene.

We have heavy rain with forecast of much more to come along with wind gusts of up to 50-60 mph. Flooding should not be an issue but we do have some fairly tall trees nearby.

It could get interesting. There is no place to go since the center of the storm is to the west of us and to the east is a higher chance of flooding. So I am hoping we lucked into a sweet spot??

12 comments:

Karen and Al said...

Keep in touch so we know you made it through the storm okay.

Sue and Doug said...

hope you all stay safe!..be sure to keep us posted!!

Jerry and Suzy said...

Nowhere to run from Irene! Aaaaaccck!

Just wondering -- could you put captions under some of your photos identifying certain items? Like for example, the different types of vehicles?

We would love to visit that museum, as we definitely like old vehicles. And we also like covered bridges!

Malone said...

I do so want to see Maine, it's one of the unfilled states on our map. Thanks for the pictures. Also, I too am hoping that is a sweet spot for you! Stay safe.

Jeff & Barbie said...

We hope Irene treats you gently. We'll be anxious to hear your follow-up. Be safe!

Rick and Paulette said...

Great pics of all those old vehicles. Sounds like Irene is now just a tropical storm so I hope that means you won't get hit too hard in Maine!

Stay safe!

Jim and Sandie said...

Hopefully, Irene has lost some of her punch by the time she got to you guys and everything turned out okay. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Rick and Elaine NB said...

hope you are in the sweet spot...take care and please update us all...stay safe...
Elaine

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

You are braver than I. I would have high-tailed it out of there a couple days ago!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

It's good Coast Guard weather, you probably will enjoy it. ;c)

We did okay with out Journey, Winnebago builds a sturdy product.

E Squared and Mui said...

I remember stopping at this museum on our way from Whitefield, NH to Bangor, ME ... lots of interesting vehicles on display, but we were short on time and didn't do it justice.

Stay safe ... hope that the downgrade to TS means you'll have an easier time with Irene.

meowmomma said...

Hope you guys are okay!!! The flooding looks really bad on TV...

Everyone will be glad to hear from you soon.